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An eye on Ireland

Published:  26 July, 2019

Looking on from the UK, James Lawrence reports on the sobering effects of alcohol legislation reform on the Emerald Isle


Prosecco driving growth in Irish wine market but Brexit remains a worry

Published:  15 February, 2019

The wine category in Ireland is “stable” but a love for prosecco is driving “strong growth”, according to the latest Wine Intelligence report on Ireland.


Health warnings on labels set for Irish alcohol bottles

Published:  04 October, 2018

Ireland is set to introduce health warning labels on alcohol as well as minimum pricing following the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill being passed by part of its Irish parliament (Dáil).


Bibendum’s Irish operations transfer to Walker & Wodehouse in C&C shake-up

Published:  03 September, 2018

Bibendum has offloaded its European operations, meaning a transfer of responsibility for the company’s business in Ireland.


Beer and pink gin help fuel rise in Diageo GB Sales

Published:  26 July, 2018

Diageo has seen its annual GB sales rise by 8% helped by its core gin and beer offering and ‘innovative’ NPD including pink gin.


UK and EU step up preparations for a "no deal" Brexit

Published:  20 July, 2018

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has voiced frustration over the plodding pace of Brexit negotiations as the EU published a paper on what businesses should do to prepare for a "no deal" or “hard Brexit” outcome.


The rise of Irish whiskey as EU whiskey

Published:  27 June, 2018

It may be unsurprising that Selfridges is launching its first Irish food and drink show this August. With a fifth consecutive year of double-digit growth Irish whiskey is now the world’s fastest growing spirit according to the Irish Whiskey Association (IWA).